Following my passion for all sciences on the BSc Optometry course

Suman Kashif is a student on the BSc Optometry course at Manchester. Here, she talks about how she became interested in optometry, and the various opportunities offered by the course. Why optometry? I have always been interested in the sciences and how fascinating our bodies really are. I always stuck to studying the sciences – … More Following my passion for all sciences on the BSc Optometry course

Working in a COVID-19 Lighthouse Lab on placement

In response to the global pandemic declared in March 2020, the UK government set out to develop the largest diagnostic network in the country’s history. This network is made up of labs with the sole purpose of testing human samples for the presence of COVID-19. Samples are received at the labs from regional test centres, … More Working in a COVID-19 Lighthouse Lab on placement

The evolution of biosciences at Manchester

Laura Jimenez Burney is Genetics with Industrial Experience student at The University of Manchester and has seen first-hand how the University, and more specifically her course, has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past nine months. From the initial response of the course, to how it’s been since September, Laura discusses below every aspect … More The evolution of biosciences at Manchester

Pursuing a career in Audiology with the help of The University of Manchester

The three-year Audiology degree at Manchester offers students practitioner-level training and a qualification accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) and the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS). This accreditation allows our graduates to work within both the NHS and the private sector after finishing the … More Pursuing a career in Audiology with the help of The University of Manchester

Psychology alumni who work in mental health

Studying Psychology at The University of Manchester can open the door to many different careers within the vast and varied world of psychology. Today, we’re focusing on a selection of our psychology graduates who have gone on to work in mental health related careers. Read all about them and what their jobs consist of below… … More Psychology alumni who work in mental health

Working in the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness

When Hannah Guest graduated from The University of Manchester with a bachelors degree in Audiology she couldn’t have imagined that some years later she would be working as Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness. However, after completing her PhD here too she received the opportunity to conduct more research with … More Working in the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness

COVID-19: How it’s affected final year Optometry students

The final year of your degree is meant to culminate in celebration and reward but before all that comes deadlines, placements and hard work. This year, another hurdle has presented itself that our students must overcome. Below, final year Optometry student, Hajra Sattar discusses the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on her final … More COVID-19: How it’s affected final year Optometry students

COVID-19: Turning potential negatives into positives

There is no doubt that all university students have been affected in some way by COVID-19 and its impact on our emotional wellbeing in particular cannot be underestimated. However, looking for solutions to these unavoidable issues is important. Below, Biomedical Sciences student Cansel Hashim lists four ways in which this crisis has taken its toll … More COVID-19: Turning potential negatives into positives

COVID-19: How to get the most out of online learning

It has been over two months now since The University of Manchester announced that all teaching would be moved online for the remainder of the academic year amid the coronavirus pandemic. With the University later announcing on the 11th May that all lectures during semester one of the next academic year would also be done … More COVID-19: How to get the most out of online learning